Hello Parents and Students!
I'm Alan R., a tutor who believes that the growth and happiness of the student is foremost. It is not merely a matter of learning facts and figures, but rather of bringing out the student's true and highest potential through inspiring and enjoyable lessons that cultivate a love of learning and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the wonders of life itself.
I'm an Ivy League grad, B.A. in English
and M.A. in Communications/Film
, both degrees from Columbia University.
I work as a writer/editor
as well as a teacher/tutor. In my writing
career I've had many articles published in the arts (film and art
reviews and profiles) and sciences (feature healthcare articles), both in print and online. My recent film review of "Lincoln" was featured on the front page of Valley Scene Magazine. I would be happy to send/show samples of my work. I also write screenplays and currently have a script in development with a producer, so I can instruct in that area as well.
I have worked as classroom teacher for Kaplan Educational Services teaching the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) to students in need of extra help and encouragement. I have taught classes at several schools in the Los Angeles area and have always received a high rating.
As a tutor I have worked for Professional Tutors of America with elementary school students. I can work well with students of any age and strive to respect them as equals in a friendly and relaxed manner. I can also be firm when necessary but always in a kind and encouraging way.
I have a diverse background that includes sports, music
, dancing, spirituality, and community activities for the well-being of society. I have played football
, rugby, basketball
, and golf
(still play the latter two), and play several musical instruments including piano
(classical and jazz), clarinet
, and saxophone
. I'm a good social dancer including Latin
rhythms, rock, and ballroom
. I am active in a world peace movement for a better world based on mutual respect and the happiness of all people.
I'm an open and trusting person, ready to help with any issue bearing on the happiness of the student and parents.
Looking forward to getting to know each other!
Best to you and yours,